Bayi Hanya Menyusu Sebelah, Bahaya Kah?

Tulisan dibawah merupakan pengalaman pribadi Shanty yang Menyusui dua anak sholehah yang dua-duanya hanya mau menyusui dari sebelah PD saja. Kapan perlu panik?

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Artikel di Baby Centre:

Is it normal for a baby to prefer one breast over the other?

Yes. Infants, especially newborns, may have periods of preferring one breast to the other. You may notice your baby fussing, pulling away, or simply refusing to suck from one of your breasts.

What causes it?

A newborn may reject one breast because it’s harder to latch on to for some reason. The rejected breast may be more engorged or have a difference in the nipple, for example.

An older baby may reject one breast because it has a low milk supply or a slower flow or letdown than the other breast. Your baby’s breast preference can make the milk supply situation worse: You can end up with a low milk supply in one breast if your baby nurses more often from the other breast.

Sometimes a baby will be more comfortable being held on one side than the other. If your baby seems to suddenly prefer one side, it may be because something hurts him. Maybe he has an ear infection in one ear, or maybe the side that he was just immunized on is tender, for example.

If you’ve had surgery (or have another physical difference) in one breast, you may have a lower flow of milk in that breast. It’s not common, but having cancer in a breast can also result in low milk flow. If you think that one of your breasts isn’t producing as much milk as the other, talk with your healthcare provider.

What can I do if my baby won’t nurse from one of my breasts?

Try to gently and persistently encourage your baby to nurse at the less-preferred breast by always offering that breast first, when he’s hungriest. You can also try offering it when he’s just waking up and perhaps still sleepy enough to take it. Experiment with different positions, and perhaps rock or sway your baby while nursing him.

If you’re consistently nursing from one breast, you’ll want to pump or hand express milk from the other side to keep up production. You may need to use the expressed milk to supplement your baby’s feedings. (Pumping will also help if you’re concerned about looking lopsided.)

If your child is getting enough milk and his breast preference poses no real adversity for you, there’s no harm in letting your baby have his preference. There are plenty of women who have nursed successfully from one breast only.

Alhamdulillah anak2 saya sangat pintar dan bisa latch on dengan baik sejak beberapa menit setelah lahir (Saya yakin banget ini karena saya minum omega 3 (omega guard) selama hamil. Anak2 jadi responsive.)
Produksi ASI saya pun melimpah karena daya hisap mereka yg sangat kuat. Ditambah saya menyusui setiap 2jam. Sangat Super!

Setelah beberapa bulan (about 3-4 months), bayi mulai memilih untuk hanya menyusu dari sebelah PD. Kalau saya berikan yang sebelah lagi, mereka menolak dari melengos sampai nangis kejer. Ditawarin waktu lagi lapar? Tetep ga mau. Ditawarin setelah menyusu yg kiri? Malah nangis.

Ternyata ada penyebabnya yaitu Produksi ASI yang sebelah kiri 2x lebih banyak dari yang kanan. Aliran ASI lebih cepat. Jadi kalau mereka menyusu dari yang kiri dari kondisi laper bisa terus ngantuk akhirnya tidur. Sedangkan kalau dari kanan, dari kondisi laper sampe masih laper lagi.

Dulu waktu bayi masih menyusu dari 2 PD, produksi ASI bisa @100ml atau 200ml utk sekali pumping. Tapi sejak menyusu sebelah, produksi yang kanan turun jadi 40-50ml dan yang kiri naik jadi 140-150ml. Perlu dicatat, Produksi ASI tetap karena saya rajin pumping, marmet dan minum ESP & Alfalfa Shaklee.

Jadi, bunda tidak perlu khawatir kalau bayi hanya menyusu sebelah.. Yang penting yg sebelah lagi tetep di pumping & marmet.. Lumayan buat stok kan.

Terus kapan mulai paniknya?
Yaitu saat produksi ASI yang sebelah (favorit anak) mulai berkurang karena bayi udah mulai makan misalnya. Saat ini bunda bisa pumping lagi setelah menyusui sekitar 5-10menit. Tujuannya supaya demand banyak. Kalau bayi masih lapar bisa dikasi ASI dari perahan yg sebelahnya.

Saya minum ESP & Alfalfa Shaklee utk menjaga & meningkatkan produksi ASI. Alhamdulillah anak2 makin montok, sehat & doyan minum ASI.

Utk konsultasi & pemesanan, segera hubungi:

shantyshaklee@gmail.com
Pin BB: 7518f3d2
https://vitaminbagus.com/daftar-distributor-shaklee/
http://www.facebook.com/preciousmilk

* Produk ini bukan bertujuan untuk mendiagnosa, merawat,menyembuhkan atau mencegah segala penyakit.
* Tingkat ke-efektifan vitamin mungkin berbeda untuk setiap orang.

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